Each week, we take two New Yorkers who swear they're totally undateable, and put our matchmaking skills to the test. Afterward, we find out what went well on their date, and what went horribly, horribly wrong.
Our daters had drinks and appetizers at Cafe Orlin (41 St Marks Pl, 212-777-1447)
Andreas: “I was early by two minutes so I figured I’d be first, but Andrew was already there. He looked really cute. He was polite and kind of breezy and easy.”
Andrew: “There was no weird, awkward start. He’s a very good-looking man: tall, handsome and very clean-cut. He was easy to talk to, funny and engaging.”
Andreas: “We have mutual friends, which was cool. We definitely got along—I love meeting new people. He was really easy to talk to, but I didn’t feel any chemistry.”
Andrew:“We have similar humor, and it made for free-flowing conversation. But when it comes to a spark, I don’t think we had any knock-it-out-of-the-park love at first sight.”
Andreas: “When we said goodbye, there was no number exchange. It was basically like, ‘Okay, it was nice meeting you.’ But he said he’d find me on Facebook, which he did.”
Andrew: “When the servers found out it was a gay date, they were kind of giddy. It was a totally welcoming experience, but we could sense their eyes on us for a hot second.”
Andreas: “We grabbed two more drinks at another bar, and then he had to go meet up with friends. There may have been a hug, but I don’t remember.”
Andrew: “He asked if I wanted to go get another drink, so we went to the Boiler Room. Before we went our separate ways, there was a family-friendly kiss—a slight peck.”
In three words
Andreas: Andrew is "sweet, easygoing and smart."
Andrew: Andreas is "charming, friendly and engaging."
Andreas: ♥♥♥♥ “It was a very standard, basic date. If he initiated, I probably would go on a second date, but I tend to know when I’m interested. That thing just wasn’t there.”
Andrew: ♥♥♥ “I completely enjoyed every moment hanging out. I was impressed by him—he’s very cute. But I didn’t sense that we’d hire a U-Haul anytime soon.”
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